Former Collegiate Athlete And Model Jamie Lea Has Gone From Being Laid Off To Launching CBD Brand Toastyy

Starting college can be stressful for any student, but, when you enter school as a Division I athlete, the transition can be especially jarring. “I was not ready for just how hard it was on my...

Launching With A Single Product, New Brand State Of Kind Personifies The Skinimalist Approach To Skincare

In her mid- to late-20s, Sarah Battersby struggled with a procession of skin issues, including breakouts, dullness and inflammation. “Everything that was being marketed to me was to do more and more, and you need to buy this...

Meet Beauty Independent’s New Editor Taylor Bryant

Like many beauty brands, Indie Beauty Media Group, parent company of Beauty Independent, had to make a hard pivot when the pandemic hit. The robust trade show schedule that supported it came to a jarring halt,...

This Stylish Cross-Cultural Brand Has Launched In US Retail At The Detox Market

It might be cliché that a trip can be life-changing, but a trip was truly life-changing for Helena Mendès. In 2013, the Paris resident of West African descent traveled to Mexico, where her sister has lived for over...

Why Apto Skincare Underwent A Major Sustainable Rebrand In The Middle Of The Pandemic

Apto Skincare founder Marta Cros landed in the Dominican Republic in March 2020 with a shared suitcase for herself, her husband and their two kids. Then, the pandemic hit, and the borders closed. Cros’s one-week vacation stretched...

Six Steps Athr Beauty Is Taking To Scale Its Business

Tiila Abbitt took out a second mortgage on her house to start her brand Athr Beauty with $100,000 in 2018. She had a hunch makeup would be the next category transformed by the clean beauty movement, but...